After crushing – You will produce fruit

I know this is for someone today: A grain of wheat must be crushed before it is turned into flour.

Once it is crushed it is multiplied and only after that, can it turn into something nourishing for ourselves and others.

However, before it is turned to bread it is mixed with others, it sits and waits for growth. But even after growth it has to be beaten down so it can grow even more.

Before you can eat it, it has to go through the fire.

I bet that little grain of wheat never knew its destiny. It never realized that to become all that it is going to be, life will be difficult and seem to almost be abusive. However, when it is finished, it smells, tastes, and feels beautiful. It is able to give nourishment to those around it and bring life to a weary body.

A life surrendered to God will produce the end result that leads to fruitfulness and blessing to others. Don’t run from pain or discomfort, good will come from it!

You Will Produce Fruit-

The spirit of faith is the Spirit of YES!

Eph 3:20-21

God is already in our dreams, He is in our future. He is us calling us to come to Him

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure we will get what we hope for. It is being sure of what we cannot see.

Joshua 14:6-12. ; 17:14-18

Our 45th Presidential Inauguration Saturated in Prayer

For those who missed watching the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump and Mike Pence – it has been incredible watching what seems like to be a non-stop prayer meeting. I LOVE IT! Here are some short clips I recorded that morning and put on YouTube of the many prayers over our new president and country. They have now been viewed by thousands of people.

Lets join together and Pray along with them and declare God’s will over our country! Hallelujah 

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธPrayer Dedication by Rev. Sam Rodriguez Jr, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Pastor Paula White at President Donald J Trump and Vice President Mike Pence Presidential Inauguration God Bless America and our new leadership in Washington.
https://youtu.be/_vvSEWvXJb4

What an amazing time of prayer over President Trump and Vice President Pence from Rabbi Marvin Hier at the Inauguration . Today G_D heard the cry our our country as we agreed together and blessed Israel. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑhttps://youtu.be/NWsf8qrVUNY

Prayer by Bishop Wayne T Jackson at the 45 Presidential Inauguration https://youtu.be/Bhdeqdsabhs

My heart was leaping for joy and crying with agreement listening to Rev. Franklin Graham as he prayed and declared blessing over President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence

https://youtu.be/Xw0-2rrYlUM

Emerson had it right! 2017

There is much wisdom in this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson

“As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 I want this year to be the year that NOTHING STANDS IN OUR WAY FROM ADVANCEMENT in our marriages, families, church body and God’s people all around the world. 

Our fears, lack of courage, and doubt in God’s word can prevent us from attaining massive Victories. It’s  time to repent and renounce those lies. I am not letting anything hold me back in 2017! Its time for ADVANCEMENT! Time for CLARITY! Time for FAVOR OF PROVISIONS for Big Time Dreams. This is a year when God is blowing the dust off of prophetic words from the past. BUT YOU must be the one to pick them up, read them and declare your alignment with them. We will never be the same after this year! I believe it and I declare it!!

2017 the Arising of the Watchmen

I have been sensing strongly in the last year THE ARISING OF THE WATCHMEN. They are those who feel compelled by the Spirit of God in prayer and in word and deed to proclaim what the Spirit of the Lord is saying. Not only in the prophetic but in the present. Those who have an eye to see beyond what is happening in the natural but to see the spiritual significance behind it and how it connects with other events past present and future. Many times watchmen are misunderstood or told they are too spiritual about certain things. I believe that watchmen are called by God to have an eye and ear to heaven and the ground of earth. They are also those, especially this year, who God is raising up to call the church to prayer or action. When you read Ezekiel 33 you will see the responsibility of the watchmen. Those who are called into this area of ministry should not take it lightly. It is a serious responsibility but the result is much freedom, protection and release of joy. There is a difference between a watchman and an intercessor. It is one thing to be alerted of situations and another to go before the throne room of God and declare His purposes from heaven to earth. 
I am so excited for what God is going to do in 2017. It is beyond anything I have ever felt going into a new year. At the same time, like never before, in the last year I have been stirred in my spirit to be on guard and vigilant with what the Spirit of God is saying. I know going into this next year will be the fulfillment of so many words that God has spoken over us personally and the church. I am standing on God’s promises and declaring His words to us that we will go forth like branches over a wall bearing fruit. 


INCREASE – INCREASE – INCREASE!!! This is a year of INCREASE. The harvest is coming in and our doors are open and ready, as well as, our feet outside showing love and revealing who Jesus is! Get ready for new assignments, and new levels of promotion. Its coming. God going to supply every need in the church, in your homes, at your jobs, in your schools! I see loaves of bread falling from heaven and to each person it becomes exactly what you need for your situation. He knows and is faithful to provide. 


This is a time to TRUST like never before because He is going to set you up in front of Cliffs where you will have to make a giant leap, or choose to go back to where you came from. This is not a time for going back it is a time for taking a leap of faith and trusting God that He has provided the promised land on the other side. 


Confidence in who God is and his promises are the foundation of faith. When we know that God loves us and has good things in store for us we can firmly be grounded in his promises. Hallelujah! Im ready for this year! Are you?

Today America Gives Birth to Truth

Father in heaven, I ask that you would release the host of heaven to surround every single Elector today as they cast their electoral vote for President of the United States today. Please protect them and their families from every attack physically, mentally and spiritually. For Yours Is the Kingdom and the power and the Glory FOREVER Amen!
As I was praying this morning, I saw America as a woman in labor on her hands and knees. She gave birth today to a baby named Truth. As the baby came out it was caught by an angel whose name was Mercy. Mercy held the baby and I heard – 15 years she will guide and raise this baby. God is releasing the Truth that has been incubating for years in the prayers and intercessions of saints around the world and those who have gone before us. He is giving us a window of Mercy that we are responsible to guide and nourish. We must not take this responsibility lightly!

We are winning! The Year of Hope

Its a good thing that God said He will build His church, we have to be like Peter which means “the rock”, solid, immovable, reliable, and strong. The rest is in God’s hands. He has given us the keys which allows us access to whatever we need. We are overcomers and we are WINNING! No power of hell can overtake us! Its in the book!! Partnering with Heaven to release His treasures on Earth is our greatest reward and daily adventure. 

Matthew 16:18-19 New King James Version (NKJV)

18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed[a] in heaven.โ€

I want to see breakthroughs in areas people have been praying for and we are entering into a season where God is pouring out His Spirit in new and powerful ways. He is strengthening our foundations and renewing our purpose as His will is gladly obeyed. Favor – Blessing and Increase our released as we become His hands and feet to our community. New Hope- New Strength & Freedom is ours!

The horses of heaven came to a halt this morning

A quote from Rick Joyner today keeps going through my head, he said, “It it God who sets the borders for nations”. It makes me wonder what God’s perspective is in all of this. Very interesting times we are living in. Praying for Europe, especially England and the Northern EU countries.   
I have a huge excitement and anticipation for our own country now. I pray it will wake up and see our country through heavens perspective as we draw closer to our own elections. Its time to make our voices heard against the establishment! To become a safe and prosperous nation so we can once again be a Blessing to the nations without going further into debt!

Here is a very insightful article explaining what the Brexit is and how it affexts all of Europe. https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/what-expect-after-brexit

 Just now as we were watching a show I was able to give my boys a quick social/economic lesson. I told them in a very simple explanation that Having a governing body regulate private businesses will change the landscape of a country taking away local culture and tradition, while stripping away the power of the individual. The EU caters to special interests, who like lobbyists in the US, do all they can to make their agendas pushed through by financial donations. It will be incredible to watch other countries in the EU become empowered to do the same thing as Britain. Stand up to make their country great again. Putting the power of the decisions of their country back into their own hands not in the hands of a European Governing body. Immediately you can see it in the difference of responses from Obama to Trump. Government control versus power to the people.โ€‹โ€‹
God is doing something we have just begun to get a peek at. The shaking happening worldwide is setting us up for a move of God that we haven’t even begin dreaming about. 

Early this morning I saw and heard a picture of the horses of heaven coming to a quick and brief halt! I could see the dirt clouds and the shock on the horses faces. We need to position ourselves to have ears to hear, eyes to see and hearts ready to respond to what God calls each and everyone of us to do in this time. I am excited and anticipating amazing things in this season!

Skeletons in the closet?

Skeletons only stay in the closet so long. It is up to us if we are willing to confront them and change before they come out for the world to see. God won’t force them out unless it is absolutely necessary. When we bow our will to God’s and become humble and obedient and willing to work on those areas, he will help us. Rebellion only makes life miserable, in the Bible it says it is like witchcraft. If you have never seen hypocritical rebellion in action, you probably were manipulated by the “good” personality.
If you can’t deal with it yourself, ask your pastor or church leadership. They probably have already seen some of the evidence of it amd will be excited to help you along in your journey to freedom. If you do not have a church, look for a Bible believing church that believes in freedom for the whole person, spirit-soul-body. Search for a church who has a SOZO ministry or restoration ministry. It is so worth it to deal with those hidden skeletons. I know I did when I had my first SOZO. Praise God for finally having freedom amd peace. 

God, let all the skeletons in the closet be dealt with and a pure bride come forth!
  

What was hidden for 1500 years, NOW AVAILABLE

Whoa!!! Teaching the DCF elementary tomorrow on the tabernacle and the ark of the covenant. I want to see a generation who abandon themselves before God. A generation who is not afraid to stick out in a crowd because the glory of the Lord is shining upon them. In 1995 I saw a room full of young people and their faces were shining so brightly I was freaking out. I saw a pictire of the future of the glory of God resting on young people’s faces that it was physically visible. I saw a huge stadium filled with children and young people and as the unity of their intercession rose it broke through the ceiling and began to shoot out all over the city of Portland. It broke chains of people in bondage. In that building represented children and youth from every church in the city.

If we hold up walls between churches and denominations and refused to see what God can do through us because of jealousy or bitterness or hurt or disagreements it will hinder the power of God that He wants to release over our city. As pastors and members, if we hold jealousy or bitterness in our hearts towards other churches we will hinder those in our congregation. No matter what happens in relationships we have to keep our hearts pure before God. If we ever get to the point where we are comparing churches between each other and putting one down to lift another up we are damaging the body of Christ. We are his bride! What do you think God feels when we point fingers at each other. Churches are not in the popularity contest business.
We need each other, our city needs us to be in unity to walk in love. For the sake of our children and future generations we need to love each other and walk in unity with a pure heart. As my dad & Pastor Joel Hjertstedt always says, “The one who knows goes”. If you know in your heart there’s something between you and another brother or sister in Christ, or pastor, for the sake of our city, our children and your own spiritual heart please go to them and make it right. We need to stand shoulder to shoulder with each other with clean hands and a pure heart so the fire of God can come down to consume us as a forever burning light for him.

Powerful visual son of “Take Me In” Wow